Alvin Plantinga. University of Notre Dame. Follow. Abstract. This book discusses and exemplifies the philosophy of religion, or philosophical reflection on central. God, Freedom, And Evil – Alvin Plantinga – Free download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read online for free. PAGE 18 IS MISSING. HERE IS THE MISSING. For a critical account of verificationism see Plantinga, God and Other Minds, chap. 7. Excerpted from: Alvin Plantinga. God, Freedom, and Evil ().

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Eerdmans Publishing- Religion – pages. Conclusion Regardless of its flaws, God, Freedom, and Evil is a classic work in the philosophy of religion. The constant referring backward to numbered arguments will be very frustrating without a paper copy. This was my first Plantinga book, but it appears to be a condensing and refocusing eevil some of his larger works as he points readers in search of fuller explanation to these other works in various footnotes.

The ontological argument first written by Anselm is vastly improved and makes a clear cut argument on the logical possibility of God’s existence. New Testament Studies John Studies. To ask other readers questions about God, Freedom, and Evilplease sign up.

In this book Plantinga pretty much demolished what is called the logical problem of evil that writers like Mackie proposed. You can support our work here. It really is a great example of honest analytic philosophy at work. Essays in Philosophical Theology William P. These too are examined with popular objections looked at in This is a short alcin and a great analytic look at some common atheistic arguments and theistic arguments with logical premises used as either evidence for or against the claims presented.


And in many cases, dishonestly.

Have you read your bible? Eerdmans Publishing Company, All rights reserved. God, Freedom, and Evil. God, Freedom, and Plantinnga. Exactly that is also its greatest shortcoming, though, as it necessarily needs to be based on man-made akvin and man’s metaphysical faculty might be just very limited. The same goes for the chapter about natural evil, where the same argument, namely that the existence of suffering due to non-moral evil might create more good, afterall, was more convincing than the argument for non-human significantly free beings creating it.

Kraay – – Philosophical Studies 3: No trivia or quizzes yet. Classical theism has always denied that evil is necessary.

God, Freedom, and Evil

When a philosopher proclaims a logical proof to be valid, one merely professes that the conclusion proceeds from the set of premises. Find it on Scholar. Feb 08, Tommi Karjalainen rated it it was amazing. Sep 05, David rated it it lpantinga amazing. Alvin Plantinga is held by many to be the greatest living Christian philosopher, and has made immense contributions to various areas of philosophy, including logic, epistemology, and the philosophy of religion.

The Problem of Natural Inequality: By his own admission at the end evill the book, nothing in these arguments prove that god exists.

He asks if God has a perfectly reasonable explanation for allowing evil. Books by Alvin Plantinga. In the end, the problem of evil argument for plantinag does not survive Plantinga’s analysis. Thus, if an all-good and all-powerful God exists, He will eliminate all evil in the world that He created.

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Why go to all this trouble defending someone whose very existance completely lacks evidence? History of Western Philosophy. It really is that simple. Aug 29, Jacob Aitken rated it really liked it Shelves: Visit our Enduring Standards page to see some of our perennially best-selling backlist books. God, Freedom, and Evil Essays in philosophy. Not everyone is given the same lifespan, physical strength, mental acuity, political clout, financial resources, and so on.


Accessible to serious gene In his discussion of natural theology arguments to prove the existence of God and natural atheology arguments for the falsehood of theistic belief Plantinga focuses on two of the traditional arguments: Nov 22, Donovan Richards rated it liked it.

I know, no better philosopher than Plantinga.

But let’s try changing premise [14] to say Sign in to use this feature. Tognazzini – – Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 82 2: Hans Urs von Bal Such a problem calls, not for philosophical enlightenment, but for pastoral care. The notion that the existence of evil is somehow logically contradictory to an omnipotent and omnibenevolent God is deconstructed and assigned to the ash-heap of history.

Thus, Plantinga concludes that it is always possible for any free being to choose evil over good in any given circumstance, just by virtue of being free a phenomenon algin labels transworld depravity.

So I wasn’t persuaded that he dealt with either effectively he also spends very little time on each. The Problem of Evil and the Problem of God.